2 Employees burned by sulfuric acid at Buckeye chemical plant

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Thatcher Chemical Company By Jennifer Thomas Thatcher Chemical Company By Jennifer Thomas

BUCKEYE -- Two employees were hospitalized after they were burned at a chemical plant Tuesday morning.

According to Chief Bob Costello of the Buckeye Fire Department, the two Thatcher Chemical Company employees were working on a pipeline when some sulfuric acid spilled, spraying them in the face.

One of the employees received serious injuries and was airlifted to Maricopa Medical Center. The other was also burned and was taken to the medical center by ground ambulance.

Hazardous materials investigators are trying to determine how the incident happened.

The plant, located near Southern Avenue and Rainbow Road, is still open at this time.